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Shula's Restaurants Launch In-Store Campaigns For Breast Cancer Awareness Month »

October 21, 2014 at 11:36AM PDT | Source: Shula’s Restaurants

Shula's Restaurant Locations Join Forces this October to Raise Money for the Shula Fund
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - This October, one Florida-based restaurant franchise is rewarding loyal fans who donate to breast cancer treatment and awareness with an opportunity to celebrate like a Super Bowl winner and become a champion against breast cancer.
Until the end of October, all Shula's restaurant patrons who donate and/or contribute to the Shula Fund, an ongoing donation program that generates funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center, a leading national breast cancer treatment and research organization location in Tampa, will be able to hoist a replica of the Lombardi trophy. Managers at each Shula's location will snap a photo and encourage each patron to share their picture using the hashtags #shulafund, #shulaburger and/or #shulas to let all of their followers know they became a champion in the fight against breast cancer...

TruBlue Ranked Among Top 50 Franchises For Veterans »

October 21, 2014 at 11:08AM PDT | Source: TruBlue Total House Care

TruBlue Total House Care has been recognized as one of USA Today's Top 50 Franchises for Veterans.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - While just in their third year of franchising, TruBlue Total House Care has been recognized as one of USA Today's Top 50 Franchises for Veterans.
TruBlue specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, home improvement, repair services, lawn care and more. TruBlue also works with real estate professionals, general contractors and property managers to maintain homes and rental properties, improve curb appeal, make final preparations to sell homes and more.
"At the core of TruBlue, what we really are offering our customers is not only convenience, but time and lifestyle...

Massage Green Spa, An Eco-Friendly Affordable Luxury Spa Franchise Will Open 50 South Florida Locations »

October 21, 2014 at 11:04AM PDT | Source: Massage Green Spa

Plans on Hiring 1250 Employees.
Davie, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Massage Green Spa is coming to South Florida! The first South Florida location and area headquarters will open on October 25th, in the Town of Davie. Two more locations are set to open before the end of the year in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, specifically in West Kendall, and London Square. Locations in Coral Springs, Weston and Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay will open early next year. Area developer and franchisee owner, Dr. Reinol Gonzalez, D.M.D., a local dentist, is set to open a total of 50 locations within the next five years. Each Massage Green Spa site will employ approximately 25 persons, creating over 75 jobs by the end of the year and an approximate number of 1250 jobs when all the locations are fully operational by 2019...

Buffalo Wild Wings® Kicks Off New Year's Day College Football With Citrus Bowl Sponsorship »

October 21, 2014 at 9:18AM PDT | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl™ Airs at 1:00 pm (ET) on ABC in the new Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium
MINNEAPOLIS - October 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) and Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) announced a partnership to present the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl airs live on ABC on New Year's Day at 1:00 p.m. (ET) in the new Orlando Citrus Bowl stadium. The game is in its first year of a new cycle, pitting top non-College Football Playoff teams from the Big Ten (or Atlantic Coast) conference against a top non-CFP Southeastern Conference team.
"Buffalo Wild Wings is a brand for the fans and we're excited to continue to bring our unique Buffalo Wild Wings experience to college football fans across the country through this sponsorship," said Bob Ruhland, vice president of marketing at Buffalo Wild Wings...

GapKids Launches Limited-Edition Collection With Kate Spade New York And Jack Spade »

October 21, 2014 at 8:55AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

Continuing Gap's trend of like-minded designer collaborations for GapKids and a first foray for the Kate Spade & Company brands into childrenswear.
NEW YORK - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gap is thrilled to launch kate spade new york and Jack Spade for GapKids, a limited-edition girls' and boys' apparel and accessories collection for Holiday 2014. This marks kate spade new york and Jack Spade's first foray into childrenswear as well as the first time the Kate Spade & Company brands will partner together.
Launching in select Gap stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong and Japan and on gap.com on October 30th, the childrenswear collection, which will be available for two weeks only, embraces child-like imagination with festive and whimsical styles in toddler and kids sizing...

Planet Fitness To Open New Location In White Plains, NY »

October 21, 2014 at 8:44AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/low cost fitness experience, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new White Plains location on Wednesday, October 22 at 250 Main Street.
"We are so pleased to open this location for our members," says James Innocenti, COO of the PFNY franchise. "This new, larger space will include 150 pieces of cardio equipment outfitted with individual TVs and a whole host of new amenities such as hydromassage and red light therapy. Because PFNY is built around the belief that fitness should be an accessible and affordable part of your lifestyle, we're offering new members the ability to join for a one dollar enrollment fee from now until November 21st...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. To Release Third Quarter 2014 Results On November 4, 2014 »

October 21, 2014 at 8:30AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (Nasdaq:RRGB), a casual dining restaurant chain focused on serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, today announced that it will release results for the quarter ended October 5, 2014, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Company will host a conference call to review financial results on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 10:00 AM ET.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (877) 780-3381, or for international callers (719) 325-2313. A replay will be available from two hours after the end of the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international callers; the conference ID is 5775183...

Wade Yarbrough Leaves Corporate America To Purchase Mathnasium »

October 21, 2014 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Mathnasium Learning Centers

First-time Entrepreneur Blends Roots in Math and Business Ownership
Apex, N.C. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Wade Yarbrough grew up in an entrepreneurial environment that valued mathematics - his father owned a business that Yarbrough also worked in, and his mother was a geometry teacher. Now, after spending more than 30 years in corporate America in the health care software industry, he’s ready to take on entrepreneurship himself.
"I wish I had done it 10 years ago," Yarbrough said of his decision to purchase an existing Mathnasium franchise. "My favorite part of business ownership is being able to make all of the decisions regarding the operation of my franchise."
Mathnasium is a math-only education center that teaches grade-schoolers mathematics in a way that makes sense to them...

Edible Arrangements® Adds New Franchise Revenue Channels »

October 21, 2014 at 8:15AM PDT | Source: Edible Arrangements

Category Originator and Global Leader Announces Innovative Partnerships With Military, Higher Education
WALLINGFORD, CT - (Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - Edible Arrangements®, the world's largest franchisor of stores offering fresh-cut fruit arrangements and other fruit products, is expanding into two exciting new markets - military bases and universities. Plus, it is pursuing similar initiatives at other high traffic locations throughout the U.S.
This November, Fort Bragg, NC, home of the U.S. Airborne and Special Operations and one of the largest military complexes in the world, will become home to the first on-base Edible Arrangements store. Earlier this Fall, Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, became the first university to own an Edible Arrangements store...

Unishippers Sells 10th National Franchise, Continues Strategic Development »

October 21, 2014 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

One of the Nation's Largest Shipping Resellers Reaps the Benefits of Growth in Shipping Industry
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT – As any shipping provider or customer can attest, it's been a roller-coaster ride for the shipping industry over the last few years. After a long period of prosperity and ever-increasing growth in the early to mid-2000s, everything came crashing down in 2008. Shipping volumes dropped dramatically as companies looked to reduce expenses and deal with fewer purchases being made by skittish customers.
The country's economy, while still not on fire, has kicked back into gear in recent months, and consumer confidence – and shipping volumes – is on the rise again...

Value Place Opens New Hotel In Kansas City, Missouri »

October 21, 2014 at 7:40AM PDT | Source: Value Place

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Kansas City, MO - Value Place, the nation's largest economy extended-stay hotel brand, has announced the grand opening of a newly constructed hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, located at 8805 Leeds Road, near the intersection of I-70 and Stadium Drive. This is the brand's sixth hotel in Missouri, joining Value Place hotels in Springfield, St. Louis, and other highly-trafficked Kansas City locations. This hotel opened to the public on October 17, 2014. A ribbon-cutting event is planned for October 28, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will offer catered lunch and door prizes to attendees.
"Kansas City is showing tremendous promise in terms of economic recovery and job growth," said Kyle Rogg, President and Chief Operating Officer at Value Place...

Planet Beach Saudi Arabia Hosts Valuable Breast Cancer Event »

October 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Planet Beach Saudi Arabia hosted an event on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to honor survivors.
Planet Beach Saudi Arabia blanketed itself in pink, as they recognized breast cancer survivors and their families. Several area sponsors provided decorations and food to those in attendance.
"After last year's success, we decided to enlarge the festivities," said Planet Beach's Azhar Al-Fagih, who organized the event and handles daily operations for the spa. "We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Fadwa Alnahdi from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health speak at the event on the importance of early examination. We also hosted Dr...

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 21, 2014 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Highlights for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to the third quarter of 2013 include:

Revenue increased 31.1% to $1.08 billion
Comparable restaurant sales increased 19.8%
Restaurant level operating margin was 28.8%, an increase of 200 basis points
Net income was $130.8 million, an increase of 56.9%
Diluted earnings per share was $4.15, an increase of 56.0%
Opened 43 new restaurants

Highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the prior year include:

Revenue increased 28...

Zippy Shell To Open First Nebraska Franchise Location! »

October 21, 2014 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is proud to announce the sale of the company's first franchise location in the state of Nebraska. The newest location will service Douglas County, the largest county in Nebraska, and Lancaster County, where the state capital of Lincoln is located. Expected to launch in February 2015, the new operation will be under the ownership of Dan and Sue Cullen.
Dan Cullen has over 30 years of experience in the technology field. Most recently in 2011, he sold an Omaha based data center services company he helped build. Dan's wife Sue, has been an integral member of the medical field over the past 30 years. With Dan's leadership and business skills along with Sue's exceptional customer service skills, the duo is a great fit to handle all aspects of the Zippy Shell® service!
Following the sale of his last business, Cullen took some time to think about what he wanted to do next...

Papa Murphy's Expands Frightfully Fun Offerings This Halloween With New Spooky Dough »

October 21, 2014 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Papa Murphy's
Papa Murphy's Opportunities Available

Family Favorite Jack-O-Lantern Pizza Available Nationwide and New Spooky Dough Available at Participating Stores October 21
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, is kicking off this Halloween with its popular one-of-a-kind Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and launching a new, spooky offering sure to please cookie monsters of all ages. Halloween is the chain's busiest day of the year as costumed families and friends gather for Papa Murphy's scary delicious pizza before heading out to trick-or-treat. The Jack-O-Lantern pizza will be available at Papa Murphy's locations nationwide beginning today, October 21 through October 31. Spooky Dough is available at participating stores...

Brinker International Reports Increases In First Quarter Fiscal 2015 EPS, Comparable Restaurant Sales And Traffic »

October 21, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) today announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 24, 2014.
Highlights include the following:

Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased 16.3 percent to $0.50 compared to $0.43 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014
On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share increased 16.7 percent to $0.49 compared to $0.42 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014
Brinker International company sales increased 3.4 percent to $686.9 million and comparable restaurant sales at company-owned restaurants increased 2.4 percent
Chili's company-owned comparable restaurant sales increased 2...

Planet Smoothie Franchise Expanding In Orlando »

October 21, 2014 at 6:12AM PDT | Source: Planet Smoothie
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The Smoothie Franchise Plans to Open Eight More Locations in the Next Three Years
ORLANDO, FL - (Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - The Planet Smoothie franchise, which already has 28 locations in Central Florida, plans to open eight more in the next three years.
Jason Mann, who owns three area stores and helps support the other 25, says the company is looking for franchise partners to bring Planet Smoothie to new neighborhoods and cities. He sees opportunities to expand in the Orlando area downtown, on International Drive, at Florida Mall, Kissimmee, Celebration and Clermont. He also says the business opportunity is strong in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala and Lakeland.
Planet Smoothie was an easy choice for Mann when he was looking for a business to start...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 21, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Total Revenues Increased 2.0%Consolidated Same Store Sales Increased 1.9%Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.48
PLANO, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Third Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues were $769.5 million, an increase of $14.7 million from total revenues of $754.8 million for the same period in the prior year. This 2.0% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $36.6 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6.9 million in the Mexico segment, partially offset by a decrease of approximately $29...

Barbecue Buffs In Haslet Feed Their Cravings With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

October 21, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Haslet, TX - Haslet barbecue fans can cheer when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens with a three day grand opening on Thursday October 23 at 11 a.m. The barbecue celebration kicks off with the first 50 dine-in guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50 and on Friday guests can test their luck when the new location awards three free barbecue for a year prizes.
"Our grand openings are bigger and better than other franchise, so it's always a blast when we open a new location," said multi-unit owner and area developer, Joseph Vongsombath. "The support we receive from Dickey's as franchise owners makes being in the barbecue business fun while at the same time allows us to open new locations."
On Friday from 11 a...

Interface Announces Ongoing Growth »

October 21, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Interface Financial Group, The

David Banfield, President of The Interface Financial Group, reports on IFG's growth.
Bethesda, MD, October 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - David Banfield, President of The Interface Financial Group, reported recently on the ongoing growth of the organization on an international scale. Following the establishment of a Master Licensee in South Africa there has been exceptional interest in the service and the unique delivery method.
Interface brings the financial service of Invoice Discounting to the SME marketplace. Banfield went on to say that "it is the SME area where job growth is centered, however the SME business strata is also the one where funding is always a considerable challenge. Delivering a solution to that challenge through a local franchised or licensed approach has proved enormously popular in all nine countries where we operate...



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